Rating: Highly Recommend
After traveling for 25 hours, stopping in China, and managing to make it across the world solo, I landed at Mulia Resort in Bali, Indonesia. All I can say is that there is no other place I’d rather start this trip off at. The Mulia is made for those who love luxury, relaxation, and top-notch service (me! me!). The grounds are impeccable and the staff is beyond kind and helpful. If you’re looking for a peaceful vacation away from the hustle and bustle in a high-end luxury environment, then this is your pick. The dry months run from around April to September, so it’s best to visit then. If it were up to me, I’d move right in. (Avg. price: $380 for resort/$750 for suites/$980 for villas)
The Mulia is located in Nusa Dua, which is about a 30 minute ride from the main airport, DPS. It’s a rather quiet area of Bali made up mostly of other large resorts and small villages. The hotel itself is right on the beach and many of the rooms face the beach. It’s a really large resort that is split up into three categories. There’s The Mulia Resort (where I stayed), The Mulia Suites (the private suites), and The Mulia Villas (ultra-private and luxurious villas on the property, photos below).
I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels across the world, and this one is the creme de la creme. After being escorted to my room, I jumped right into what might be the fluffiest bed. Ever. There’s a bathtub overlooking the bedroom, a toilet seat that opens as you enter the bathroom (Toto, of course), and a treasure chest full of things you may have forgotten (toothbrush, floss, nail file, mouthwash, etc.).
No matter what your dining preferences are, there’ll be something for you here. I dined at The Cafe mostly, which is a buffet-style meal with a station from every culture including Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Western, and Indian. It’s pretty amazing the variety of food you can get at one sitting. There are also several specialty restaurants like Soleil, which was nice, but I still preferred the ease of dining at The Cafe.
I’m speechless in this department. Anything you need, literally anything, the staff is able to accommodate. Between two housekeepings per day and regular run-ins with the staff, you’ll feel very well taken care of.
Since this is a big resort, they’ve got almost everything going on here. After eating, walking around, and swimming, you might not have energy for anything else, but if you do then The Mulia Spa is a must-visit. I did the full-day wellness package. It ran from 7 am to 7 pm and included workouts, planned meals enjoyed at the Villas, plus a facial, massage, body scrub, and salon service. This was INCREDIBLE and BEYOND WORDS.